Arby’s Manager Murdered

CHICAGO (CBS) — In the southwest suburbs, the night manager at a fast food restaurant is found murdered on the job.

Police say they have someone in custody in connection to an altercation that left the man dead. But at CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, the family is being told little about what happened.

Outside the Arby’s restaurant in the 8000 block of West 95th Street in Hickory Hills, two aunts remember their nephew, 35-year-old John Price.

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John Price (picture provided to CBS)

They said police would only tell the family that Price was found dead Wednesday night in the restaurants where he worked for several years.

“My sister needs answers. Her son is dead and the police or nobody wants to tell her how he died, what happened, who did it,” said aunt, Laura Ashley.

Hickory Hills Police tell CBS 2 they have a person in custody, with charges pending.

Clean-up crews were at the crime scene much of the day, but the Arby’s Company would only say, “this is a terribly tragic situation. The franchisee is cooperating fully with the local authorities.”

The Price family meantime awaits answers, baffled by the loss.

“He was loving and caring. He would give the shirt off his back. He would do anything for anybody. He didn’t deserve this,” Ashley said.

It is still a mystery on Thursday night. No one is telling the family or CBS 2 how the man was killed.

The Medical Examiner said an autopsy is slated for Friday.

Hickory Hills police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating.

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